Chinese listening test score tips

Tips for High Scores in the Chinese Listening Test-iHantok Learn Chinese

Where there is learning, there are exams, and where there are exams, there are scores. Many students who are learning Chinese know that in order to get high scores in Chinese exams, in addition to accumulating knowledge day after day, you also need to earn points. Skill. So how exactly do you implement these techniques in your exams? Let's explore together today!

There are countless types of Chinese exams around the world. In addition to the familiar HSK , IB, AP and other exams, there are also many types of exams held independently by different regions and schools. However, no matter how different the types of exams are, the language exams The question types are almost the same, so this issue mainly combines the common categories in the Chinese test to talk about the precautions and answering skills, and the content will be pushed in stages.

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  • Exam Overview

The listening test mainly tests students' ability to listen and understand Chinese. Different test types have different score weights. Question types generally include multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, and judgment questions, etc., mainly to provide certain listening materials for students to answer various questions related to the materials after listening, and less subjective Questions are generally used to check whether students understand the material and make reasonable inferences based on the content of the material. There may be a slight accent in the recording of listening materials, but it does not affect listening and can be ignored. If students are worried, they can listen to some different recording materials in advance to ease their tension. The genres of recording materials are very wide, involving dialogues, advertisements, news, science and technology, academic writing, etc. Among them, academic writing is the most difficult and involves many professional terms, but the title will not involve the examination of these professional terms. The main purpose It is to check whether the students understand the material.

After getting the test paper, students can browse through the questions of the listening part first, understand what aspects are probably involved, and quickly call up the relevant knowledge points in their minds. Usually, the materials and questions in the front are relatively simple, and they will gradually learn more in the back. To increase the difficulty, we must be mentally prepared in advance. There will be a few minutes of preparation time before each question. During this time, writing is allowed. You can make some marks in advance to find out keywords, such as multiple-choice questions. We can use the content of the options to infer who will be mentioned in the material and what they will do. , when to do it, what kind of results will there be, and so on. The more accurate the prediction of the listening materials, the more calm you are when answering the questions, the more likely you are to get a high score.

When doing listening questions, be sure to adjust your mentality before the listening materials are played, and quickly enter the test state, because the number and time of playing the materials are limited, and you will soon skip to the next question. After finishing the previous question, try your best to Read the title of the next question in advance, otherwise it is easy to miss the answer to the next question, because the test questions are not drawn up according to the order in which the materials are played. For this, you can refer to the interludes and flashbacks in the composition. And listen to every sentence carefully, because the speaker's point of view is likely to change immediately, or the changed attitude will come from another speaker, don't rush to conclusions.

  • Test Preparation Tips

The "instantaneity" of the listening test makes many students find it difficult to get a high score. In order to help everyone, it is recommended to prepare in advance from the following aspects.

  1. Phonics knowledge preparation

In the final analysis, listening is the process of distinguishing sounds. Accurate reading also affects accurate listening. If you can spend a certain amount of time correcting your inaccurate pronunciation and checking your phonetic knowledge, it will also help your listening comprehension.

  1. Familiar with different accents

Because Chinese has different expressions in different regions, there are differences in vocabulary usage and accent, such as "bicycle" and "bicycle", southern accent and northern accent, so you can usually watch more TV programs Familiar with Chinese pronunciation.

  1. Focus on vocabulary and grammar accumulation

Mastering the vocabulary corresponding to the test level is the basis for getting high scores in the listening test. Students are required to be able to not only distinguish and listen accurately, but also to write accurately. Although the listening test is not particularly difficult, students are also required to have a certain grammatical foundation , otherwise you may understand but you will lose points if you make grammatical mistakes during the answering process. Usually, we should use more daily sentences and consolidate the grammatical foundation.

  1. Intensive listening and extensive listening at the same time

In addition to doing some intensive listening training, students usually do more extensive listening exercises, so as to train themselves to grasp the key words and find the speed and ability to find the correct answer.

  1. Do more dictation exercises

Dictation can not only improve the ability of short-term shorthand, but also train the ability to write Chinese characters. Many students often seem to have heard it in the listening test but then forget it immediately. Use pinyin to write it down quickly, and practice dictation more to avoid writing wrong Chinese characters, or writing characters with homophones or similar characters.

  1. Practice different question types

There are many types of listening test questions, of which inferential questions account for about 60%, which is much more difficult than multiple-choice questions and fill-in-the-blank questions. More practice can improve the ability to make accurate inferences, thereby improving the score of the listening part.

  • Principles of answering questions

  1. principle of fact

Listening comprehension only examines the factual knowledge of the material, so you should answer according to the content of the material, what you hear is what you get, and you cannot answer the questions based on your own life experience or reasoning and judgment.

  1. substitution principle

Although listening is what you hear, what you get is what you get, but if you encounter Chinese characters that you can't write, you can use synonyms and near synonyms to replace the answer. For example, "teacher" is replaced with "teacher".

  1. sequence principle

The listening order and the answering order are consistent in most cases (some summary questions may be out of order), so when reading the questions, you must pay attention to the order of the questions to determine the order of listening.

  1. principle of rereading

The repetition of a word or sentence in a sentence is likely to be the focus of attention. Grasping this key point is crucial to understanding the content of the article and finding the correct answer.

  1. tone change principle

In the process of listening, if you hear a sudden increase or decrease in tone, the following content is often the focus of attention. In addition to tone changes, the pause in the recording is also the key to pay attention to.

  1. abandon the principle

Generally, there are only two chances to listen to the listening test. If you find that you missed a question, you should quickly skip to the next question through the positioned keywords, otherwise there will be a domino effect, and you will not hear all the following questions. If you are not sure about the writing of a certain word, you can write down the pinyin first, and go to the next question quickly, and find time to recall the correct writing after the listening recording is over, so as not to waste precious listening time.


The above are all the key points and answering skills of the Chinese listening test. I believe you will gain something after reading it! The next issue is about the answering skills of the speaking test. If you have time, you can think about what you need to pay attention to in the speaking test. We will talk next time!

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